Nobu Hospitality is to officially launch its first hotel this weekend, as it opens the doors to Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.
The 143-bedroom property, situated on Great Eastern Street, will launch on Saturday July 1, and is aiming to offer a ‘dynamic blend’ of Nobu’s east-meets-west philosophy and Shoreditch’s creative energy.
Alongside the bedrooms, the hotel will be home to seven suites, meeting space, a lobby bar and 240-seat restaurant, headed up by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Plans for the property were first proposed in 2014, when Nobu Hotel Shoreditch announced a long-term management agreement between Nobu Hospitality and owner of the property, Willow Corp Sàrl.
Work began in 2014 with the project being developed by London-based boutique hotel developer, Meir Abutbul.
The menus at the hotel have been created exclusively by Matsuhisa, with executive chef Greg Seregithe overseeing the kitchen. The hotel also home to a 10-seat sushi bar and 18-seat chef’s table.
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch will also open a pocket garden, with a public space between the street and the hotel.
The design of the building is the result of collaboration between Ron Arad Architects and Ben Adams Architects, with overhanging floor slabs and cantilevered steel beams forming a frayed edge to the east, where a landscaped garden is terraced to provide natural light to the restaurant space.
The interior of the hotel was designed by local designers, Studio Mica.
The 80-cover terrace is split into four level terraces and is available for private functions, while the Lobby Bar will be open to both hotel guests and the public.
The Kaijo meeting and event spaces at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch can be used as one large space of 180m², accommodating 200 people for a cocktail reception or split for smaller multi-purpose use.
The opening of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch marks the debut venture into Europe for the brand and becomes the sixth property in the Nobu Hospitality portfolio. The brand is ramping up expansion this year, with six more hotels scheduled to open before 2019.